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  • News Flash: When two become one…sort of

    News Flash: When two become one…sort of

    Ramblings October 16, 2012 16:46 2 comments

    Today Generation Robots and Dexter Industries announced that they will be combining their efforts in the R&D and sales departments.  Generation Robots will now also have exclusive distribution rights for all the DI sensors in Europe and DI will distribute the HumaRobotics sensors in North America.  HumaRobotics is the R&D […]

     
  • Cool Video Blog Site: MooSooBoo

    Cool Video Blog Site: MooSooBoo

    Uncategorized October 16, 2012 09:47 no comments

    Mike McFarlane, a.k.a. Moo, is a new MINDSTORMS NXT blogger.  So far, he’s done two videos and they’re very cool to watch.  In his videos he talks about a wide variety of topics, mostly all robotics related and shows off his own creations.  I can’t do 1 minute of making […]

     
  • Thank You

    Thank You

    Ramblings October 12, 2012 08:41 7 comments

    Sometimes I sit in my LEGO lair and look at all the stuff I have in there and I realise that a LOT of it has been given to me by kind-hearted souls and companies (which are obviously run by kind-hearted people).  I have received letters sent to me by […]

     
  • TinyDuino: Good things come in small packages

    TinyDuino: Good things come in small packages

    Arduino October 11, 2012 07:59 no comments

    When I was contacted a little while ago by Ken Burns of the TinyDuino project, I thought: “Oh here we go, another Arduino clone project.”  However, when I checked out the Kickstarter project I quickly went from “meh” to “WOW”. The TinyDuino is, well, tiny and by tiny, I mean […]

     
  • Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 Final

    Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 Final

    ROBOTC Driver Suite October 8, 2012 21:11 8 comments

    It’s finally here, a little overdue, but I had a really good excuse, I was at a robotics event on Saturday and I was fixing some last minute bugs!  Better to be late than buggy, right?  That’s not saying there are no bugs in this release, of course. IMPORTANT NOTICE(S)! […]

     
  • Review: The Unofficial LEGO ® Technic Builder’s Guide

    Review: The Unofficial LEGO ® Technic Builder’s Guide

    Ramblings October 7, 2012 14:41 2 comments

    When I first heard this book was coming out a few months ago, I couldn’t wait for it to become available on Amazon.  Fate would have it be that last week I was contacted by No Starch Press to ask if I was interested in reviewing this book.  It took all of […]

     
  • Want to support this site?

    Want to support this site?

    Ramblings October 4, 2012 19:01 9 comments

    Do you like what I do on this site? Are you an avid user of my Driver Suite? Is your ROBOTC license about to expire? Do you have more money than sense? If any, or all of the above, apply to you then here’s your chance to gain some righteous […]

     
  • HCC Robotica: Open Day

    HCC Robotica: Open Day

    Ramblings, Uncategorized October 2, 2012 10:36 no comments

    If you’re in the Netherlands and you want to see loads of cool robots and talk to their creators then come to the HCC Robotica Open Day event in Hooglanderveen this coming Saturday, 6 October.  I’m going to be taking some of my robots with me.  So if you want […]

     
  • Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 beta 1

    Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 beta 1

    ROBOTC Driver Suite September 25, 2012 20:41 12 comments

    It’s here, folks!  After what seems like an eternity, at least to me, I proudly present the first beta of the ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0.  The reason it’s beta is because I have not had a chance to test all of the drivers.  I will continue to test more as […]

     
  • ROBOTC 3.51 Update is Out!

    ROBOTC 3.51 Update is Out!

    ROBOTC September 22, 2012 06:44 2 comments

    The ROBOTC development team have released a new version of ROBOTC 3.51 that addresses a number of issues that were present and reported by users in 3.50.  Below is a list of changes that were made: Change joystick button commands to return a short to avoid “int == bool” comparison […]